- Hatje Cantz
Anja Niedringhaus At War
Edited by C/O Berlin, texts by Jean-Christophe Ammann, Ulrike Demmer, Felix Hoffmann, Foreword by Associated Press, graphic design by Naroska Design
2011. 180 pp., 78 ills., 77 in duotone
31.20 x 21.70 cm
| War photographs by the recipient of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize
Her photos are familiar, although we may not be consciously aware of it. They are published around the globe on the front pages of newspapers and the covers of magazines, influencing our notions of crises and wars from day to day. Anja Niedringhaus (*1965 in Höxter, Westphalia) has spent more than twenty years documenting, with forceful bluntness, the suffering and misery in such places as Croatia, Serbia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Israel. As one of the few women working in the field of crisis photography, she labors under extreme conditions. Her pictures focus on people without violating their dignity. This publication shows life in wartime, the exhaustion of soldiers and the desperation of prisoners, as well as the laughter and joy amid the hardship. Introductory essays on the subject of war photography join reflections on visual theory and detailed captions to create an important document of the times.
Exhibition schedule: C/O Berlin, September 10–December 4, 2011 | Unternehmenszentrale der Deutschen Börse, The Cube, Eschborn January 12–March 18, 2012 | Situation Kunst für Max Imdahl, Bochum, January 21–April 15, 2012 | Lumix festival für jungen fotojournalismus, Hannover, June 13–June 17, 2012 | Kasseler Kunstverein August 22–September 3, 2012 | Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie en Gaspésie, Quebec August–September, 2012